Thursday, June 7, 2012
Graduating my Oldest!
Well, it's official...tomorrow my oldest finishes up his high school home education and I graduate him! It's so exciting! I am so proud of him and so thankful to the Lord for seeing us through this process. For without Him, it would not be possible. To God be the glory!
I want to encourage those of you who may be contemplating homeschooling high school, but may be skeptical and/or afraid. It's very possible. It CAN be done and it is NOT hard. Before you decide that it's too scary and you can't do it, please seek the Lord and look into all of the wonderful resources that are out there. I will probably need to do a whole 'nother post on this topic, but for this post I want to share the resources I am using for high school graduation:
For making a transcript, I use Donna Young's website.
For having a diploma made, I use http://www.homeschooldiploma.com/. They also have caps and gowns if you are wanting to do a ceremony. My son opted out of a ceremony, so those weren't necessary for us. But the diploma is beautiful! I will post a picture of it in an upcoming post.
For a sort of "yearbook" I created a memory book at Kodak gallery, but they have since been bought out by Shutterfly, so I'm not sure if you can do it through them anymore. The book contains some childhood pictures, and some more recent pictures, as well as pictures of family and friends. It will be out during his graduation party for people to write in.
The graduation party is this Saturday! I am desperately praying for sunshine so the party can partially be outdoors, but so far it doesn't look promising. So a lot of people may be squished into our humble little home, but we will make do.
To God be the glory!